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New Year Running

I’m pleased that I found time to get a run in on both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Both were 5K recovery runs along the same route in grey, gloomy, foggy weather. On both occasions, I felt tired and sluggish, and my times weren’t great.

And then I compared with the equivalent run last year.

Social media was going crazy yesterday with people’s decade photographs. I wasn’t able to participate as I was very much avoiding the camera ten years ago. But I’m probably more excited to see this evidence of my running progress over the past year.

I wonder what my times will be at the end of this year? I would like to run 5K (although not necessarily along this route) in under thirty minutes, and I want to get my 10K time down to under 70 minutes. Every minute off my half marathon time (currently 2:44) is a triumph. As for my first marathon, I just want to finish before the cut-off and not get swept.

What are your goals for 2020?

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